The Grande Whey Blog

How Food Manufacturers Can Meet Consumer Demands for ‘Free-From’ Diets

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 07:35 AM

The move toward clean eating is gaining momentum as consumers become better educated and more conscious about the impact of artificial additives and other “bad-for-you” ingredients on their health and overall wellness. Some have noticed their trips to the grocery store and restaurants are taking just a bit longer as they scrutinize labels on products and interrogate servers about the ingredients used to prepare food.

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Categories: Benefits of Whey Protein, Improving Nutrition, Reformulation

 

How to Create Asian-Style Cheesecake With Lower Calories and Fat [VIDEO]

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 08:26 AM

If Pinterest is any indication, decadent Asian-style cheesecake is taking over dessert tables across America. The recipe has been pinned more than 200,000 times!

Unlike traditional cheesecake, it can be enjoyed warm or cold. Its mouthfeel is also unique, with a fluffy, souffle-like texture that still maintains a rich, creamy goodness.

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Categories: Nutrition Applications, Desserts, Improving Nutrition

 

The Evolution of the Confectionery Market and Clean Label Trends

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 03:40 PM

There’s been a lot of emphasis on the clean label trend as it relates to meal-time staples. There’s an increasing demand for simple, familiar and natural ingredients, and innovative food manufacturers are responding by reformulating their products to accommodate this health-conscious mindset.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Snacking

 

How to Improve Nutrition in 3 Traditional Holiday Foods

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

 

Even though the holidays are supposed to be filled with nostalgia and time spent with family and friends, 90% of Americans report being stressed during the “most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season brings with it the pressure for many to host parties and family dinners, or bring the dreaded “dish to pass.”

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture

 

How to Improve Nutrition With Clean Label Solutions

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

Reading label at grocery store

Having transparency about the ingredients that make up many popular food items is a growing concern for consumers. Baby Boomers are leading the clean label trend, along with all their purchasing power. Concerns about overall health are causing consumers to take more interest in nutrition labels - and what do they want to find? Ingredients they recognize and can pronounce.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition

 

2017 Healthy Fall Menu Trends for QSRs

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

If there’s one thing that signals the start of fall in the U.S., it’s the introduction of seasonal pumpkin dishes and drinks at restaurants around the country. But while pumpkin has long been seen as the king of fall, quick service restaurants (QSRs) and casual dining brands are also trying to incorporate non-pumpkin flavors and trends into their fall menu offerings to entice consumers. From the flavor of caramel apples to hearty soups and sauces - even dishes with carved turkey and cranberries - plenty of new fall-themed recipes will be hitting menus in late August and early September.

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition, Creamy

 

Why Protein Crisps Are the Perfect Answer for Sweet, Healthy Snacks

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

With today’s busy consumers on the lookout for healthy grab-and-go snacks, protein-packed bars, cookies, and other snack options have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Whether it’s a crunchy peanut butter protein bar or nutty trail mix with yogurt-covered raisins, consumers are concerned about the healthiness of the snacks they’re eating, with 30% of Americans claiming to only snack on healthy foods.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture, All Natural

 

The Hype About Hummus — How to Improve Your Formulation

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

While hummus has been a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries, its rise in popularity in the U.S. is striking, occupying 34% of global hummus consumption, and its popularity continues to rise. It was named “Dish of the Year” by Bon Appetit Magazine in 2015, and is projected to exceed $1 billion in global sales by 2022. Hummus also fits well with the current consumer snacking trends.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

Improving Nutrition in Meals Kids Love [VIDEO]

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 08:08 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five children ages 6-19 are obese. It’s a startling statistic attributed to a number of causes from genetics and metabolism to a significant lack of daily physical activity in an increasingly sedentary society. Couple these factors with the nutritional deficits found in kids’ favorite foods like hot dogs, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, and the odds appear stacked against reversing the childhood obesity trend.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition

 

How to Improve Nutrition of Spreads and Dips

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

Visit any get together or party and you’re sure to find people grazing from a buffet of snacks, veggies and an array of dips and spreads that go along with them—hummus, yogurt, spreadable cheese and more.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural